What should I bring to a LASIK consultation?
Bring your glasses and any older prescriptions you have with you. Know your medical history and medication information. (Certain eye diseases, disorders and health conditions may disqualify you from having LASIK.) Ask questions.
What do they do at a laser eye surgery consultation?
They will advise you of the best treatment for your eyes, taking into account your prescription and your answers on the health and lifestyle questionnaire. You will then have the opportunity to ask and discuss any questions you may have regarding treatment.
What questions should I ask at LASIK consultation?
Questions to ask about your LASIK surgeon’s experience
What is your professional training? How many years of experience do you have, and how many LASIK procedures have you performed? Do you perform any other types of vision treatment? How many of your patients achieve vision results of 20/20 or better?
Can I wear makeup to my LASIK consultation?
Before going in for your LASIK surgery, you will be asked to remove all of your makeup. This will be the last time you wear (eye) makeup for at least a week.
What drug do they give you before LASIK?
The eye drops are antibiotics (to help prevent infection) and anti-inflammatory (to reduce swelling and discomfort). The drops also help to dilate the eye so the laser can better track it. Before the procedure starts, you have the option of taking 10mg of valium to help you relax.
How long is recovery for LASIK?
The immediate recovery period for LASIK generally lasts six to 12 hours, but it varies by patient, depending on several factors. Most patients see clearly within 24 hours after vision correction surgery, but others take two to five days to recover.
Can I drive home after LASIK consultation?
You will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home from your appointment because your eyes will be dilated and you will not be able to drive following the consultation. Dilation affects each patient differently, lasting from just a few hours up to 24 hours.
Is LASIK really worth?
LASIK surgery has a good track record. Complications that result in a loss of vision are rare, and most people are satisfied with the results. Certain side effects, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual disturbances (such as glare), are fairly common.
How many appointments do you need for LASIK?
One-week, one-month, three-month, six-month, 12-month, and other periodic appointments should be scheduled with your LASIK surgeon, or referring Optometrist, to ensure the procedure was successful, and there are no signs of complications.
Is LASIK better than PRK?
Ultimately, neither LASIK nor PRK is better or worse than the other. Both are relatively low-risk procedures when performed on suitable candidates, and both are capable of producing exceptional results. Modern technology has made both procedures safer and more dependable than ever before.
Should I ask my optometrist about LASIK?
It’s a good idea to have a conversation with your eye doctor anytime you’re considering changes that could impact your vision health, and LASIK is certainly no exception. So even if your eye doctor doesn’t bring up the topic themselves, you can take the next step simply by asking for their feedback.
What does it mean 20 40 vision?
If you have 20/40 vision, it means that when you stand 20 feet away from the chart you can only see what a normal human can see when standing 40 feet from the chart.